TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 11, 2019

The Tennessee Voting Revival Alliance is launching a petition campaign urging the General Assembly to adopt automatic voter registration when it reconvenes in January. The petition references legislation that was introduced by Rep. Carson W. “Bill” Beck (D-Nashville) and Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) last session at the urging of three Chattanooga high school students who won the TBA Young Lawyers Division’s statewide CATALYST contest. That project encouraged students to draft legislative proposals and seek sponsors in the General Assembly for their ideas. The bills won sponsors in both chambers last session but the issue was moved to summer study. “Tennessee AVR was formed to pick up the torch the students lit,” the group’s founder says. Read more in the Chattanoogan.